Joel Krivy

Joel Krivy

BandBluesFolk

I'm a solo act and I play acoustic blues fingerstyle and with a slide. I have a repertoire of original songs in the acoustic blues and folk genre and wide variety of distinct covers of blues styles from the the early 1920's to the mid 60's.

Biography

I'm a proponent of the solo finger style tradition in the style of the classic bluesmen and traditional folk singers. At its best, my music attempts to include both independent bass and treble parts as well as rhythmic playing to develop interesting arrangements. I'm also able to improvise within this framework. I also am a doctor of Family Medicine who recently was treated for Cancer and am presently in remission (hopefully cured!). Ironically, it was while I was off from work that I had the time to devote completely to music, after having played for many years and was able to release my first CD, The Radiation Sessions. Music is Medicine.

Lyrics

My Baby Makes Me Feel Better

Written By: Joel Krivy

My Baby makes me feel better
My Baby makes me feel better
My Baby makes me feel a
whole lot better
She makes everything feel alright

When my Baby touch me
Drives me out of control
She can move like a jelly fish
But she tastes like jelly roll
She makes me feel like the Superbowl
And then she makes me feel a whole lot better than that

And when she touch me
It feels so good
I feel like one of those short, fat guys
With the big cigar down in Hollywood

My Baby makes me feel better
My Baby makes me feel better
My Baby makes me feel a whole lot better She makes everything feel alright

And when she kiss me
It feels so fine
She says anything worth doin'
Is worth taking a little time

(Chorus)
My Baby don't need to knit me no sweater
My Baby don't need to knit me no sweater
She keeps me cherry red in the long winter night

You Don't Have to Call Me Sweetheart

Written By: Joel Krivy

The sky is cold with the rain and snow
And it feels like winters' wind
Gonna light up the fire, have a glass of desire
Cause I feel like stayin' in

Every morning at eight I'm in the valley of hate
Where the love substitutions are sold
Where we know what all the women look like
But we don't give a shit what they really, really know

So give back the czar all his caviar
I got my little red wagon in tow
Gonna roll it on down to the place I remember
Where the truth is brighter than gold

It's aplace where you don't have to call me Sweetheart
Just call me Jim
You don't have to tell me that I'm fine
Let's have an honest conversation skin to skin
Hold me close and love me for awhile

Where I've been in this city of sin
Where the steel and the concrete grow
Just yesterday I leaned out my window
Said look out down below
But right now we wait at the invisible gate
Where the doors open so slow
Movin to the beat of two hearts
Is the only truth we know

Limousine Blues

Written By: Joel Krivy

Hey Baby won't you ride my limousine
Hey Baby won't you ride my limousine
It's no ordinary car Baby
It's a Limousine

Hey Baby won't you ride my limousine
Hey Baby won't you ride my limousine
Ain't no economy subcompact
It's a limousine

Had that motorcycle boy
You had that motorcycle boy
You tried that little two-wheeler
It was pretty nice
All terrain vehicles got a little dirty
Once or twice
Domestic midsize that was pretty fine
But when you ssaw my limo Baby
You said"Be My Valentine"
Hey Baby won't you ride my limousine
Hey Baby won't you ride my limousine
Ain't no sport utility wagon
It's a limousine

You had that truck drivin' man
You had that truck drivin' man
You tried that eighteen wheeler, bit of a rough ride
Try my limo it's got the leather inside
427 underneath the hood
And a couple little options Babe
To make you feel good
A couple little options Babe
To make you feel good
We got a couple little options Babe
To make you feel good

We'll put it into overdrive
Run it up from first
And if you don't like that Baby
Gonna try it in reverse
Don't forget about that
427 underneath the hood
And the couple little options Babe
To make you feel good...
Hey Baby won't you ride my limousine

I Like Roast

Written By: Joel Krivy

Some guys switched to finger foods Mama but I like roast.

I don't want no skinny ass Hollywood Mama doggin' me around.
I got a full course woman,she can really get down
She can do that old shimmy-she-wobble and make me feel so nice .
She got the meat she got the potatoes she's a carnivores paradise .

So I said "let's get together " just like Muddy says" white on rice."
She make me feel so happy ,just like paradise.
Let's get together just like the cord- on blue.
do the things we like to do.
Let's get together just like butter on toast.
Some guys switch to finger foods mama,but I like roast.

I don't want no Boney Marrone snoopin round my door
she's somethin' like a woman but I need a whole lot more.

My babe's the livin' answer to the Question of "where's the beef"?
She's my Baconator baby with lot's of cheese.


I don't want no skinny ass hollywood Mama livin' on Melba toast.some guys get all hung up on the Yorkshire pudding but I like roast

When You Come Back Again

Written By: Joel Krivy

Even the road to heaven
has stretches of sorrow
Yesterday's just as blue as tomorrow.
But I've got a smile
that you can borrow
Take my hand so you don't feel so all alone

Chorus:
But the sun's gonna shine
this rain's gonna end
that look in your eye's gonna come back again
Our hearts are gonna fly
like two doves on the wind
and it don't matter why
when you come back again

Havin' babies is the most natural thing
how can a blast of winter
push back the spring and
leave you all alone
with nothin' to say
when dreams of tomorrow
bring back haunting memories of yesterday.

Chorus

Bridge:
When you come back again
All the storms will be over
Just look down at your feet
Here's a four leaf clover

But I have dreams based on things that I have seen along the way
And It's along long way
But I have dreams

My baby makes me feel better

Written By: joel krivy

My baby makes me feel better
my baby makes me feel better
my baby makes me feel a whole lot better
she makes everything feel alright

when my baby touch me It drives me out of control
she can move like a jelly fish but she tastes like jellyroll
she makes me feel like the Superbowl and then she makes me feel a whole lot better than that

When she kisses me it feels so good
I feel like one of those short fat guys with the big cigar down in hollywood.

My baby makes me feel better...

And when she love me it feels so fine
she says anything worth doing
is worth takin' a little time

my baby makes me feel better....

my baby don't need to knit me no sweater
my baby don't need to knit me no sweater
my baby don't need to knit me no cardigan sweater
she keeps me cherry red in the long winter nights

Discography

I recently released my first Cd, The Radiation Sessions., produced by Scott Dibble and mastered by Everett Ravestein. I have gotten airplay on The Sunday Night Soul Show with Johnny Maxx on Danny Marks Blues Fm and Back to the Sugar Camp with Steve Fruitman on CIUT, this radio show, which I was the featured guest, is available for download - www.backtothesugarcamp.com. I've played at Kingfest Music Festival in 2005, 2006 and 2007. At these concerts I opened for Murray Mclaughlin, Quartette, and Raymond McLean and Mike Stevens.This summer I opened for Harrison Kennedy at the Newmarket Jazz/Blues festival. I have a website www.joelkrivy.com - where you can listen to some of my music.

Set List

I've had a regular gig at the Arbour Lounge in Nobleton lately.I usually play 3 sets of about 45 minutes to an hour.It's all solo acoustic stuff .I usually play 1or two original songs per set.Covers I commonly do are Blind Blake Diddy wa Diddy,Chump Man Blues.J.J.Cale Hold On, Magnolia.Leon Redbone Big Bad Bill.Jimmy Reed Take Out Insurace.Ry Cooder Tamp 'em Up Solid,The Very thing That Makes You Rich,Big Love.Brooke Benton Rainy Night In Georgia.Robert Johnson Kind Hearted Mama.Terra plane Blues.John Lee Hooker My Father Was a Jockey One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer.Johnny Rivers Poor Side of Town.David Wilcox Downtown Came Uptown.Muddy Waters Rollin' and Tumblin',Never Be Satisfied.Other artists covered include B.B. King Blind Boy Fuller,Elmore James Hound Dog Taylor,Bukka White,Big Bill Broonzy,Little Charlie and the Nightcats,Willie P. Bennett,Bruce Cockburn John Mayer